Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 141 218 234
Rank change year-on-year +77 +16 -57
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 17 58 59
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.52% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 4.85% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 49
Median daily rate £525 £398 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.08% -6.47% +13.33%
10th Percentile £318 £168 £201
90th Percentile £554 £560 £625
London median daily rate £431 £388 £353
% change year-on-year +11.29% +9.77% -5.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.51 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.07% +76.97% +36.67%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Central London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 573 1,195 1,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 17.36% 13.71% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 792 971
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.05% +0.05% +9.65%
10th Percentile £298 £301 £300
90th Percentile £638 £675 £688
London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 58
Median hourly rate £33.75 £22.06 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.03% +17.94% +17.02%
10th Percentile £14.66 £12.13 £14.00
90th Percentile £40.10 £51.00 £40.45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.51 £21.50
% change year-on-year +1.42% +60.51% -11.50%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Central London

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Central London region over the 6 months to 9 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +72 14 £513 +16.48% 2
City of Westminster +25 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
London

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Finance
3 9 (52.94%) Azure
4 8 (47.06%) MCSE
5 6 (35.29%) Migration
5 6 (35.29%) Office 365
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) MCSA
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 4 (23.53%) CCNA
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
8 3 (17.65%) DevOps
8 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
8 3 (17.65%) XenApp
8 3 (17.65%) vSphere
8 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (17.65%) .NET
8 3 (17.65%) Technology Roadmap
9 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Azure
2 6 (35.29%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Stack
3 1 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (5.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Intranet
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
2 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (5.88%) VPLS
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) DTS
2 1 (5.88%) Essbase
2 1 (5.88%) OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Power BI
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) International Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps
2 2 (11.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Junior IT Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) BYOD
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Technology Roadmap
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) E-Discovery
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) MCSE
2 5 (29.41%) MCSA
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) CCA
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
2 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) Terraform
2 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) Adobe
5 1 (5.88%) Hyperion
5 1 (5.88%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) NVIDIA
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase